• "He has been compared to Gogol, Kafka and Orwell. But Kadare's is an original voice, universal yet deeply rooted in his own soil"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A novelist of dazzling mastery"

    Paul Binding, Independent
  • "Astonishing...his finest work"

    Azar Nafisi, Man Booker judge and author of 'Reading Lolita in Tehran', Guardian
  • "With its metonymic realism and fidelity to its characters, The General of the Dead Army reminds us why his work is so valued"

    New Statesman
  • "Literary gold dust - haunting, bleakly comedic and ultimately horrific"

    The Times